Jammu: BJP on Wednesday alleged that Chief Minister
Omar Abdullah was trying to divert public attention from the
death of an NC activist allegedly in police custody by seeking
revocation of the Disturbed Areas Act and the Armed Forces
(Special Powers) Act in the state.
"Omar is diverting public attention from Yousuf episode.
It is ironic that at a time when there is a warning of an all
time high strength of militants waiting to infiltrate across
LoC, Omar holds a meeting with Home Minister P Chidambaram and
requests him to revoke DDA and AFSPA in J&K," BJP state chief
spokesperson Jitendra Singh said here.
He said it would have been better if Omar, during his
meeting with the Home Minister, explained the facts behind the
mysterious death of National Conference activist Yousuf Shah
in cash-for-MLC scam.
"By not doing so and instead talking of AFSPA withdrawal,
he has only tried in vain to divert the public focus from the
Yousuf Shah case," he said.
Demanding a CBI inquiry into Yousuf Shah case, Singh said
it was against the law of justice to have an inquiry conducted
by an agency or department which is subordinate to the person
or persons against whom the inquiry was to be carried out.
He also cautioned against using Army as a tool to settle
political scores and said that in matters like AFSPA, ignoring
the opinion of Army and security experts could prove to be